Space Programmes

We take part in a large number of international, European and national space programmes in the Earth Observation, satellite navigation, secure telecommunications, space exploration, and meteorological sectors.

In these space programmes we make full use of our skills and experience in numerous fields, involving all of our Business Lines.

Earth Observation

We participate in national programmes such as COSMO-SkyMED, OPTSAT and PRISMA, in European programmes such as Copernicus, and in EO programmes in the Defence field.

Satellite navigation and positioning

We play a leading role in the two European satellite navigation programmes: Galileo and EGNOS.


We support Italy and its allies with rapid and secure communication services through SICRAL and Athena-Fidus.

Exploration & Science

We lead one of the Moonlight consortia to support the ESA in designing a communication and navigation system for the Moon and are currently working on Space Rider, the reusable European spaceplane.